Elista F4: Rublevsky beats Grischuk to equalise

6/10/2007 – Sergei Rublevsky took the full point from Alexander Grischuk to level their match. Peter Leko came close to beating Evgeny Bareev and closing their encounter, but the Russian GM survived and is still in the match. Gelfand drew with Kamsky who will try to equalise tomorrow with white. Shirov let Aronian escape with a draw. Express report with pictures.

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The Finals of the Candidates Matches for the 2007 World Chess Championship Tournament are being held in Elista, Russia, from June 6th to June 14, 2007. Eight candidates advanced from the first stage and are now playing six-game matches to fill four places in the 2007 World Championship in Mexico City.

Finals: Round four report

Finals Round 4 results: Sunday, June 10th 2007

Alexei Shirov 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Evgeny Bareev 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Sergei Rublevsky 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Gata Kamsky

Finals Round four

A full report with game analysis by GM Mihail Marin will appear on Monday. After a long day of play in round four we are now only posting results, games and pictures.

Picture gallery


Peter Leko adjusting his pieces at the start of round four of the Candidates Finals


Filling out the names on his scoresheet


Peter's scoresheet is always meticulous – he even leaves his pen perfectly aligned.


Leko's opponent, trailing by 0.5:2.5, is Evgeny Bareev


Gata Kamsky preparing for a critical game against Boris Gelfand


Kamsky is 0.5:2.5 behind with three games to go


Alexei Shirov before an equally critical game against Levon Aronian

Grandmasters thinking


Peter Leko


Evgeny Bareev


Gata Kamsky


Alexei Shirov


Levon Aronian


Sergei Rublevsky


Alexander Grischuk

Photos by Frederic Friedel in Elista

Current standings

 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
TB
 Tot. 
 Perf. 
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
½
½
½
     
2.5
 
 Alexei Shirov
2699
0
½
½
½
     
1.5
 
 
 Peter Leko
2738
1
½
1
½
     
3.0
 
 Evgeny Bareev
2635
0
½
0
½
     
1.0
 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
½
½
0
     
2.0
 
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
0
½
½
1
     
2.0
 
 
 Gata Kamsky 
2705
½
½
0
½
     
1.5
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
½
1
½
     
2.5
 


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